ARTICLES BY VICKI WHEATON

New Hemingways is welcome addition

When Hemingways restaurant closed in 2016, a collective sigh was heard from those who frequented the popular venue. It felt like yet another familiar property on the beach was being taken away, reducing the already small number of similarly loved hangouts by one.

Celebrate Dance Month at Camana Bay

Beyond trying to get our beach bodies ready for the summer, this is the time of year when fitness seems to be a priority. Gala season is on its way, followed swiftly by Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Salomé’

The biblical story of Salome is well known, and on July 15, for one night only, resident theater lovers will have the opportunity to see one director’s interpretation of the tale.

CayFilm Festival brings the stars

It is finally here! CayFilm, the official film festival of the Cayman Islands, happens this weekend from Friday through Monday.

Movies at Regal Camana Bay in July

Let’s put ‘The Mummy’ behind us and move on, shall we? There are exciting films on the way, starting with the very highly rated "Baby Driver" starring Kevin Spacey.

Concerts in South Florida this July

What has July got in store for everyone? It seems that on the whole, oldies but goodies are the name of the game.

Men and women unite for a good cause

Two organizations that usually separate their meetings according to gender – 100 Men Who Give a Damn and 100 Women Who Care – decided to join forces last Thursday.

Cayman culinary team shines in Miami

After weeks of preparation and cooking trials, the Cayman Culinary Team headed to Miami for the Caribbean National Culinary Team Competition from June 2-6. They were ready to do battle against the best from the rest of the Caribbean, and when all was done, they came up trumps. The team brought home five gold and two silver medals, highlighted by Melissa Logan of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman winning the coveted title of Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year.

‘Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening’

Culture at the Cinema, presented by Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6, usually offers a monthly visit to the theater.

YARA Global Steakhouse has arrived

After much anticipation, YARA Global Steakhouse has opened its doors and is already making a mark on Cayman’s culinary map. Attached to the new Margaritaville Beach Resort, YARA is the latest dining attraction on the Seven Mile strip.

International DJ duo Dirty Vegas returns

Local fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) will no doubt remember when Dirty Vegas came to these shores last year. They rocked The Warehouse at the Strand, followed by a sold-out boat party the next day.
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Concerts in South Florida in June

Anyone who’s a fan of Trevor Noah at the helm of “The Daily Show” will be thrilled to see he’ll be within throwing distance in West Palm this month, and is it me, or does it seem that Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are in South Florida every week of the year?
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Movies at Regal Camana Bay this month

Can you stand it? Look at what’s hitting the box office in the next month! “Pirates of the Caribbean” is back this Friday with a very upset Javier Bardem at the helm, followed soon afterward by Gal Gadot as the ultimate female hero in “Wonder Woman.”

Music on the Menu at Marriott

The Cayman Arts Festival is once again presenting world-class performances on a local stage. Pianist extraordinaire Glen Inanga will be playing in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom on Thursday to the delight of music fans. Expect an evening of entertainment and enlightenment, starting with an hour of open bar and canapés.

Spend a weekend in Roatan

It seems that Cayman Airways’ decision to fly direct to Roatan rather than just La Ceiba has been a winning one. Already many residents of Cayman have taken advantage of this new, easy access and have flown to the largest of the Bay Islands to see what all the fuss is about.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’

This month’s offering from the U.K.’s National Theatre Live is the critically acclaimed comedy from Tom Stoppard, “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.” For one night only – May 20 – theater fans can head to Regal Cinemas in Camana Bay to watch the live recording of the new production.

Pamper your mother this Sunday

Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is sometimes known, falls on Sunday, May 14. Unlike Father’s Day (June 18, 2017), Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date in the U.K. It is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which was March 26 this year.

CayMAS Carnival celebrates inaugural fest

Just when you thought carnival time was done, there is one more weekend to go. CayMAS, a new festival of mas bands, brings a schedule of musical and parade events to Cayman this weekend.

Batabano Carnival takes to de road

When you feel West Bay Road throbbing to the rhythm of dancing feet and music, you will know that Batabano is back. Batabano Carnival brings a riot of color to Cayman as costumed performers make their way down the streets, entertaining passersby and those lining the route waiting for the parade.

¡Caramba! It’s Cinco de Mayo

Just like you do not have to be Irish to party on St. Patrick’s Day, so the same applies to Cinco de Mayo – you don’t have to be Mexican to eat your weight in tacos and enchiladas on May 5.
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